Cold Iron Studios

Position Summary

Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Animation Engineer to join us in creating our next game for consoles and PC! This position is fully remote and open to applicants across the country.

Are you a passionate game developer? Is making an awesome game the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning? Do you want to work with a world-class team to make great games? We want to hear from you!

Your Day to Day

You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Design, develop, and support animation and gameplay systems in Unreal Engine using C++ and Blueprint.
  • Collaborate with the enemy, player, and environment gameplay teams to create an engaging player experience.
  • Along with the Lead Animator and Game Designer, drive our animation to the highest standards of quality and fun.
  • Work with animators and designers to invent pipelines that ensure animation authoring is smooth, stable, and extendable.
  • Provide technical assistance for animation related issues across the game.
  • Monitor, measure, and improve performance and stability of the animation system.
  • Proactively identify and solve problems that affect the quality of the game.

Your Career Progression

Do the best work of your career! No, really, that’s what we expect of you. Come aboard and work with industry veterans all working to improve their craft and become better game developers. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.


  • 4+ years of professional software engineering experience, working on multi-discipline teams.
  • Experience with animation systems for games
  • Love of games.

Would Love to See

  • Experience using Unreal Engine 4+
  • Experience with graph driven animation systems, IK, and cloth/chain physics simulations
  • Experience working on multi-discipline teams
  • Working knowledge of 2D/3D math and problem solving.
  • Skills developing efficient tools to support game systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or related degree
  • Or equivalent industry experience


  • This position is fully remote and open to applicants across the country.

About our Location

Cold Iron is a team of passionate game developers located in San Jose, California. We’re a diverse group of veterans with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning shooter, MMO, and action titles on PC and console. We launched Aliens: Fireteam Elite in August 2021 to critical acclaim and to a very devoted fan base.

Exceptional employee benefits, Remote work; 18 days PTO first year in addition to 11 paid holidays plus company-wide shutdown between Christmas and New Year’s Day; Robust Medical, Dental, Vision insurance coverage for entire family; Company matched 401k vested immediately; Flex Spending Accounts, annual stipend to help cover work from home expenses, ultra-creative environment.